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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5600
Fax: 785-532-1188
ece@k-state.edu

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-noon, 1-5p.m.

ECE Research

Biomedical

Research in the biomedical area includes the development of devices for both human and animal health care. This includes biomedical sensors, therapeutic medical devices, embedded systems, bio-fabrication, communication circuits, wireless communications, energy harvesting, signal processing, brain-computer interfaces, biosecurity and image processing, infectious disease prediction and mitigation.

Network Science and Engineering

K-State ECE research in the network science field includes work in cutting-edge network theory problems, developing real-world solutions to computer networks and stochastic spreading processes on networks. 

Wireless Communications

Wireless communications research at K-State ECE includes work on distributed sensor networks, GPS technology, MC-CMDA systems, Software Defined Radio, energy harvesting and RFIC inductors, among other fields.

Power Systems and Smart Grids

Research in the power systems and smart grids area is focused on creating an adaptive, secure, and intelligent power grid to help ensure consistent power delivery from a changing grid topology that includes more distributed, renewables-based power generation and new demand-side technologies from emerging transactive markets. Research in this area also optimizes strategies for effectively interconnecting renewable resources (i.e., wind and solar energy) and emerging energy efficiency technologies (e.g., electric vehicle, smart home/building, advanced energy management system) in the electric power system. 

Micro and Nanoelectronics

The current research in micro and nanoelectronics includes work in micro-plasma devices, plasma medicine, plasma agriculture, plasma materials, electric propulsion, nanotechnology, Li-ion battery, piezoelectric and triboelectric materials, artificial organs, 3-D lithography, 3-D metal MEMS, sensors in agriculture, and RF/microelectronics.

Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Modeling and Optimization

Research in the artificial intelligence field is focused on the software that makes smart power systems function with work in areas such as machine learning, game theory, multi-objective optimization and soft computing, among others.

Power Electronics and Autonomous System Research Laboratory

We are a research group with two state-of-the-art laboratories located in the Engineering Hall on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. These newly developed labs are equipped with various modern equipment and are growing. Our goal is to perform research in the area of on-the-move energy technologies, design and control of power electronics interfaces, power quality, and grid resiliency. The present website includes highlights of our research outcomes, current research staff, and ongoing research projects.

Biomedical Research

Power Electronics Lab

Network Science and Engineering

Wireless Communications

Smart Grid

Renewables

Machine Learning